Selective Licensing Petition

South Manchester Tenants, Community Guardians, SEFRG and Manchester Student Unions have launched a Selective Licensing Campaign with Generation Rent.

The coalition of supporters is growing.

Rising rents and declining property standards will be monitored, and bought under control via a licensing scheme.

 So what will landlord licenses really do?


  • Improve enforcement
  • Reduce Tenant Exploitation
  • Banning Landlords letting properties featuring the following:
  1. Category 1 Hazards- Disrepair & Dangerous Living Conditions
  2. Pest infestations
  3. Overcrowding
  4. Illegal Houses of Multiple Occupation (unlawful extensions)



Barring landlords with criminal convictions or a history of poor property management

Introducing basic requirements on gas, electrical and fire safety to qualify for license

This license lasts for 5 years and only fit & proper landlords qualify


South Manchester: Fallowfield, Withington, Old Moat and Ladybarn wards.

It’s already happening in Barton and Eccles.


Licensing WILL NOT increase rents, the licence fee is tiny at less than 96p per week.


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Who's signing

Jess Lishak
Lisa Tighe
Naa Acquah
Lucy Hallam
Georgia Liddle
Rebecca Fox
Michael Spence
Hannah Mccarthy
Natasha Brooks
Joel Smith
Harriet Pugh
48 signatures

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  • Jess Lishak
    signed 2015-09-29 13:03:00 +0100
  • Lisa Tighe
    signed 2015-09-24 14:45:27 +0100
  • Naa Acquah
    signed 2015-09-23 16:41:30 +0100
  • Lucy Hallam
    signed 2015-09-23 15:34:50 +0100
  • Georgia Liddle
    signed 2015-09-23 10:20:36 +0100
  • Rebecca Fox
    signed 2015-09-23 09:27:44 +0100
  • Michael Spence
    signed 2015-09-23 08:38:30 +0100
  • Hannah Mccarthy
    signed 2015-09-22 19:11:03 +0100
  • Natasha Brooks
    signed 2015-09-22 18:19:46 +0100
  • Joel Smith
    signed 2015-09-22 17:33:04 +0100
  • Harriet Pugh
    signed 2015-09-22 16:21:29 +0100
    We desperately need licensing and other forms of regulation that protect tenants and the community from exploitation. Housing is a need and the Council have a responsibility to ensure that everybody has a place to live, at an affordable cost. We cannot allow a greedy few to continue to extort huge profits from people’s need for housing.
  • Generation Rent Manchester
    @ManchesterRents tweeted link to this page. 2015-09-21 16:51:58 +0100
    Sign the petition: Selective Licensing Petition and protect communities from rogue landlords
  • @ManchesterRents tweeted this page. 2015-09-21 15:52:35 +0100